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Drew Peterson, the former police sergeant who authorities call the prime suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, has been indicted on murder charges related to the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, the Illinois state attorney's office said.

Peterson appeared in court Friday, but a judge delayed his arraignment until May 18.

Illinois State Police said Peterson was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m. Thursday after a traffic stop near his home.

Police had staked out his home all day, police Capt. Carl Dobrich said, but waited for Peterson to leave to arrest him out of concern for his three young children, who were in the house.

Through his attorney, Peterson denied any wrongdoing in either case. Read full article »

CNN's Susan Roesgen contributed to this report.

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